Walt Disney World Marathon 2013

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22/03/2013 at 12:21

Howdy doody everyone.. Quite exciting news isnt it! 

I would just laugh if someone suggested this for a race series in this country but - its Disney so its all LALALA not real !

Seriously though, surely for the price you must get the 5 medals and 5 tech shirts ?  Will need a spare room for the Disney running tops this rate LOL 

22/03/2013 at 14:20

I haven't been able to settle back into work properly since I heard the news! It took some time to accept that we shouldn't/couldn't do the 2014 Goofy as my eldest shouldn't be taken out of high school - but just as we had accepted it they come up with an official Dopey - with a 10K in it!

Ever since then I have been should we/shouldn't we -ing and researching flights and Disney accommodation!!!

My 2 can do the 10K too as the age limit is 10 years old - which is another reason to go for it (or maybe we would be accused of child cruelty???!!!). But they want to do it!

MM - I assume you will go for the Dopey?

22/03/2013 at 14:27

I only heard about this last year and immediately started planning on doing the Goofy in 2015. I havent run a Marathon yet and have only completed one HM (souvenir of which is my Avatar pic!!)  The Dopey sounds even better but my wife has just told me that as our son will be in Year 10 we wont be granted holiday for him.  Seems a shame to go without him

22/03/2013 at 15:10
GG it's in the lap of the nhs at the moment as my hubby has a bad back and been warned not to run til its more stable (very dodgy disc) I wouldn't do it without him but if we can go it will be the dopey we will be aiming for. It's hard to ge sensible with such excitement around isnt it but we will both have to be !!
22/03/2013 at 15:13
Rich. I've never done a marathon without it being part of the goofy. You will be fine with training for the next one - now leaving your son behind and getting away with it is another matter !!!
22/03/2013 at 17:54

Rich - our high school is the same - absolutely no holiday granted for Year 10 and 11. Up to then it is frowned upon but not totally banned, so we could do it as ours would be in Year 8 - but I wouldn't feel comfortable about it.

If you started training now, you would be fine for the 2014 Goofy/Dopey if you could organise things for then? Then your son would be in Year 9 and not totally banned from going? Just a thought.

MM - yes, it's very difficult to be sensible when you have such a good time over there - so tempting. Hope your hubby's back improves quickly.

22/03/2013 at 18:51
We've never taken the kids out during term time for holidays before but we are this year. We're going to LA to see my brother and his kids and we've not been since the wedding 5 years ago. We're also doing Disney in LA so are taking 3 weeks. This will rule out 2014 unfortunately so I don't know what we will do. The kids want to do Disney in Florida and it would be nice to do it at an age where they will appreciate it more. This seemed like the perfect combination to get some guilt free running in and they wanted to do the 5k also. Back to the drawing board...
22/03/2013 at 19:39
What do you mean you have to do it at an age the kids will appreciate it. I'm 34 and appreciated it. Disney is wasted on the young lol

I have had a wee search around and the feeling is you will get 4 medals and 4 t-shirts. No Goofy medal and no goofy t-shirt

Just as a thought should the goofy challenge be upgraded to the really goofy challenge and the dopey challenge becomes the goofy challenge to keep the goofy medal being the holy grail and the perfect goofy runners could run the new race and keep their perfect goofy status. It would seem a shame for some of those runners not to be able to run the dopey because they wouldn't get a goofy medal to add to their collections.

As one last point is anybody getting worried about the workload that is about to be dumped on the 7 dwarfs. Not only is dopey going to have to take over goofy's workload in the running capacity but they also have a new mine opening at the magic kingdom. They are all old blokes by the look of their white hair and beards and I'm a bit worried that they should be enjoying their retirements rather than working 24:7 on races and going back out with their picks to work work work work work work work the whole day through. I doubt snow white will ever see them
22/03/2013 at 20:13
4 races 6 medals including one from my Minnie!!!!!!!

How awesome does that sound. Japan has just started to look a teency weency bit less appealing!!!!!
22/03/2013 at 20:44
My minnie is sooooooo excited to have her own race

I know it is ludicrous to even contemplate doing it but I'm kind of pleased there is a different challenge to go back to. My run in january was magical and its highly unlikely I would ever match or better it. With 4 runs in the equation there is no way to compare what I've done before with what I will do again. The challenge is just getting round as best I can.

Trying to resist next year but never say never for the year after
23/03/2013 at 08:23
Hi ho hi ho its off to work I go. I'll work and sing till I get that bling hi ho hi ho hi ho hi ho.......
23/03/2013 at 14:47

 C33 - I'm wondering if the Dopey will be a one-off for 2014. 2015 is the Goofy 10 year anniversary and I don't think they would want the Dopey to detract from the Goofy in that year???

23/03/2013 at 17:03
After the initial hysteria has worn off I'm now wondering how much more expensive this will make it. We normally just go for 6 nights but will probably need a couple more if we do all four events. Presumably we will heed to be there for packet pick up on Wednesday - it's going to be rammed unless they open the expo on Tuesday.
24/03/2013 at 18:19
I was thinking that too minnie. Its going to cost a good few pennies extra. I just flew out from glasgow via gatwick on the thursday and had next to no chance of getting to the expo in time to run the 5k on friday morning. That would mean we having to head out on the tuesday morning instead. Probably 8 nights rather than the 6 I had this time (I'd still want some playtime afterwards lol). That plus the extra race entry and its getting a bit pricey. On the upside I won't have to buy any t-shirts for years afterwards. . Think I will have to start saving my disney dollars unfortunately most of the ones I still really want to run are a long haul rather than ryanair/sleezyjet flight away. This could get VERY expensive or take a good few years to tick them off.
25/03/2013 at 13:04

Tesco Mastercard, put all your expenses on there, get Virgin Airmiles with the Clubcard points = free Virgin flights to Disney!

26/03/2013 at 12:11

C33 - you're a young buck you have plenty of time to tick them all off  

GG -I'd totally forgotten my Virgin points... Off now to check the balance !


26/03/2013 at 20:30
I know there is time minnie. I'm just impatient lol

Hi ho hi ho its off to shop I go. I'll spend real hard with my clubcard hi ho hi ho hi ho hi ho
26/03/2013 at 21:00

I found this thread last October, and have been lurking ever since.

You have inspired me back into training.  Originally for the Goofy and now for the Dopey

I thought I'd join in to say that you can actually use Tesco clubcard points on Virginholidays.co.uk too, not just airmiles.  My old vouchers should make a nice big dent in the cost of lovely Florida trip.

Now just need to make sure I get a ticket.  I have no doubt the inclusion of the Minnie 10K and Dopey will make it a LOT more popular.

27/03/2013 at 08:13

Hi Bullit. Glad you've joined in - and brilliant that you're going for the Dopey! You have probably noticed that I (and a few others) get very excited about the Disney races so this should tell you that you will have a fantastic time over there!

27/03/2013 at 11:41

HI Bullit - welcome to the house of mouse

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